Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ace Classics

A couple of weeks ago I had a 9 hour layover at Heathrow and made crazy call to jump five trains down to Ace Classics. I'd never been to Europe before and don't know if I'll ever be back so.... I had hoped to chat with Cliff or Kev a bit (I've talked to them on the phone a good bit placing orders) and that didn't really play out. I only had about 30 minutes or so at the shop but it was probably worth it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tri-cor Catalog

I went to the mailbox the other day and got a wonderful surprise from Lurker Tom. Tom found a bit of a honey hole in Eastern New Mexico and thought of me when he found this. The catalog may have came out of a shop called Crusader Cycle in Carlsbad, NM. I couldn’t find a date but based on the content I’m guessing it’s from around 1959. I've honestly wanted one of these for years and just never come across one. Super cool! Thank you Tom!

Hmm. A Delta Head...
I could have gotten the crossover pipe for my current project for $16.90!
I want that tank!!!
English Stephen's intake

Friday, November 10, 2017

Che’s Model 18

I’d Rather Been Riding has an interesting improvisational post on Che Guevara’s famous motorcycle trek popularized in the Motorcycle Diaries. It's been years since I saw the movie and somehow I didn't recall the trip was made on a 1939 Norton Model 18. Perhaps my recently Norton obsession has heightened my awareness.
Che and La Poderosa
Norton from the film

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween - Radiator Springs

One of my long time friends recently visited Disneyland - Radiator Springs. Being a car guy, father of perhaps an even bigger car guy who was absolutely "Cars" obsessed as a tyke and married to a total Halloween girl I loved this.
 He said every so often this car would steam, groan and otherwise emulate a zombie. Brilliant idea.